The Story of Babar

Picture Books | September 12, 1937

byJean De Brunhoff

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The classic story of literature’s most beloved elephant. After his mother is killed by a hunter, Babar avoids capture by escaping to the city, where he is befriended by the kindly Old Lady. Later, with cousins Celeste and Arthur, he returns to the great forest to be crowned King of the Elephants. With the original illustrations from Jean de Brunhoff's 1931 classic, this first Babar story has enchanted generations.

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The classic tales of the elephant extraordinaire have thrilled generations of children. This first Babar adventure describes how he lost his mother, lived among men, and was crowned King of Elephants. Full-color illustrations

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The classic story of literature’s most beloved elephant. After his mother is killed by a hunter, Babar avoids capture by escaping to the city, where he is befriended by the kindly Old Lady. Later, with cousins Celeste and Arthur, he returns to the great forest to be crowned King of the Elephants. With the original illustrations from ...

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The classic first story about literature's most beloved pachyderm. After his mother is killed by a hunter, Babar avoids capture by escaping to the city, where he is befriended by the kindly Old Lady. He becomes educated and cultured and, upon his return to the great forest, is crowned King of the Elephants. Translated from Jean de Brun...

Jean de Brunhoff 1899 - 1937 Jean de Brunhoff was born in 1899 and began the Babar series after his wife had told their children a story of a bear who became king. He painted pictures of little Babar and it became a story that children still love today. Jean de Brunhoff died of tuberculosis in 1937.

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Format:Picture BooksDimensions:56 pages, 11.29 × 8.28 × 0.4 inPublished:September 12, 1937Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394805755

ISBN - 13:9780394805757

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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The classic tales of the elephant extraordinaire have thrilled generations of children. This first Babar adventure describes how he lost his mother, lived among men, and was crowned King of Elephants. Full-color illustrations

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"With many absurd and funny pictures, these tales of the popular elephant furnish hours of enjoyment to the young person."--Elementary English